Coronavirus and the Riigikogu

Work of the Riigikogu

The Riigikogu works also during the emergency situation, because in complicated times the work of the Parliament is very important. In the committees, the members of the Riigikogu continuously get fresh information about the situation in the country. The sittings of committees are held through video bridge. The Constitutional Committee initiated a Bill that would enable to conduct the sittings of the Riigikogu by remote attendance in the future.

Besides legislative work, the role of the Parliament in exercising supervision over the activities of the Government is also relevant. Therefore, we broadcast Question Time of the Riigikogu, which is held every Wednesday, both on our webpage and on Facebook.

The Council of Elders of the Riigikogu, consisting of the Board of the Riigikogu and the representatives of the factions, meets regularly in order to respond promptly to the situation.

To members of the press

We ask all members of the press to kindly make use of the possibilities of teleworking when covering the work of the Riigikogu, and to ask comments from the members of the Riigikogu via telephone.

Public events in the Riigikogu

No conferences, seminars and other public events will be held in the premises of Toompea Castle complex. Visiting of the art exhibitions and watching the sittings is prohibited.

Guided tours

Guided tours of Toompea Castle and the Riigikogu Building have been suspended for the time being, and no new tours can be booked.

Viewing of the Riigikogu sittings

The sittings of the Riigikogu are broadcast live on the Riigikogu web site. Recordings of the sittings are available on the Youtube channel of the Riigikogu.

Parliament Shop

The Parliament Shop will be closed.

Hygiene

Hand sanitisers have been placed in Toompea Castle and the Riigikogu Building. Cleaners disinfect the door handles, switches and other frequently touched objects and surfaces several times a day.

Thank you for your understanding!

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